Indian Registry and Band Membership

Indian Registry and Band Membership maintains vital statistics records and the Cowichan Tribes Band Membership list.  Cowichan Tribes took over these responsibilities from Indian Affairs and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in 1986.
The Indian Registry is managed on behalf of Aboriginal Affairs.  Aboriginal Affairs provides core funding and the balance is provided by the Band’s own-source revenue.  Band Membership is funded entirely by the Band's own-source revenue.
The department is managed by a certified Indian Registry Administrator.

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5760 Allenby Road
Duncan, BC   V9L 5J1

Ph:  250.748.3196
Fx:  250.748.1233
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Cowichan Tribes Population
Total Population 5,012
Males 2,488
Females 2,524
On Cowichan Reserve 2,512
On Other Reserve 0,330
Off Reserve 2,170
*updated March 14, 2018

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